Ch 2: Big Ideas Math Algebra 1 - Chapter 2: Solving Linear Inequalities

About This Chapter

The Solving Linear Inequalities chapter of this Big Ideas Math Algebra 1 Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with solving linear inequalities. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Solving Linear Inequalities textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in the Big Ideas Math Solving Linear Inequalities chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the linear inequalities topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • What an inequality is
  • How one-variable and two-variable inequalities are graphed
  • How to solve one-step and two-step linear inequalities
  • The definition and concept of compound inequalities
  • How to solve compound inequalities
  • How to graph absolute value inequalities

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8 Lessons in Chapter 2: Big Ideas Math Algebra 1 - Chapter 2: Solving Linear Inequalities
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What is an Inequality?

1. What is an Inequality?

Deciding how to spend your money can be a tricky thing. Should you save it, invest it, or enjoy it? Learn how inequalities can help you make your decision!

How to Graph 1- and 2-Variable Inequalities

2. How to Graph 1- and 2-Variable Inequalities

So an inequality is just an equation with a less than or greater than symbol. But what is the difference between 1 and 2 variable inequalities? What does have a greater than or equal to symbol change? When do you use a number line instead of a coordinate plane? Get those answers here!

Solving One-Step Linear Inequalities

3. Solving One-Step Linear Inequalities

In this video lesson, you will learn how you can solve any kind of linear inequality that only requires one step. Learn when you need to subtract, when you need to add, when you need to multiply, and when you need to divide.

Solving Two-Step Linear Inequalities

4. Solving Two-Step Linear Inequalities

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to solve any kind of linear inequality problem where you only have to perform two steps. You will know in what order to perform each step and you will know just what kind of operation you need to do.

Compound Inequality: Definition & Concept

5. Compound Inequality: Definition & Concept

A compound inequality is simply the combination of two or more inequalities. In this lesson, you will learn about different ways two inequalities can be combined and how to find their solution using a number line.

How to Solve 'And' & 'Or' Compound Inequalities

6. How to Solve 'And' & 'Or' Compound Inequalities

In this lesson, we will learn the difference between a conjunction and a disjunction and how to solve and graph 'and' and 'or' inequalities on the number line.

How to Solve and Graph an Absolute Value Inequality

7. How to Solve and Graph an Absolute Value Inequality

Taking two skills and combining them to make a more complicated problem is a classic tactic in mathematics. If you feel confident with absolute values and inequalities, see if you can tackle them with their powers combined here!

Graphing Inequalities: Practice Problems

8. Graphing Inequalities: Practice Problems

If you're already pretty familiar with what inequalities are and just looking for a place to practice your skills, this is the place. This lesson covers topics like 1-variable, 2-variable, compound, and systems of inequalities.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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